These cards help to assess your student's understanding of the subject matter before completing an independent practice or skills task. I have these laminated and taped to each desk. After a lesson has been taught, and directions have been given for a worksheet or task, I ask students to think about if they understand what's being asked, and to show me how they are feeling. Students can select if they have no questions and can work independently, have a few questions, but can start to work, or if they have questions and cannot work before they are answered. It's a quick assessment for me to see if I need to reteach something, or reword the directions before setting them free on a task. Enjoy!